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The '''Bene Tleilax''' or '''Tleilaxu''' are an extremely xenophobia|xenophobic and Isolationism|isolationist society in Frank Herbert's science fiction Dune (franchise)|''Dune'' universe. Genetics|Genetic manipulators who traffic in biological products such as artificial eyes, gholas, and "twisted" Mentats, the Tleilaxu are a major power in the Imperium. The race is ruled by a small council of Tleilaxu Masters, whose genetically-engineered Face Dancer servants have the ability to mimic any human. The Masters themselves possess a bland and diminutive appearance intended to compel other races to underestimate them. In ''Heretics of Dune'' (1984) it is revealed that they are a secret totalitarianism|totalitarian theocracy ultimately seeking domination of the known universe. Despite their influence, the Bene Tleilax are universally distrusted and inspire disgust because...
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